New Hungarian airline ‘will be Malév-plus, without the problems’

“We did not ask for help from the state, we didn’t even show them our business plan because we didn’t want them stealing our idea, so the country has nothing to lose because this airline is financed by private funds only,” József Vágó, managing director of a planned, new Hungarian airline said in an interview with news channel ATV after Sólyom (Falcon) Airways held its introductory press conference at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport on Wednesday.

The company has already signed a contract with a London company to lease six Boeing 737-500 airplanes, the first of which will arrive in Hungary on 18 August and is planned to make its first commercial flight sometime in October. Initially Sólyom will fly to 22 cities, six of which will be European capitals, but Vágó declined to reveal the destinations.

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